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Senator Bob Martin Ag Center: A Gem in Williamston, NC has something for everyone The Senator Bob Martin Ag Center is named after the late Senator Bob Martin, who was a champion of rural development and agriculture. It is located in eastern North Carolina in the small town of Williamston.  It has 100,000 square feet… Click to learn about our fabulous Equestrian Center

Starlink on the Farm at Big Mill B&B

We try to keep up with all the tech changes – it keeps us busy. I was on the waiting list for Starlink for 15 months, so when they wrote and said, “Yea or Nay?” I said “YES!” So far, so good. For those of you asking, “What is Starlink?” it is Elon Musk’s Satellite… Click to see how fun the Starlink is on the Farm

Nurse Nancy’s Hurricane Chili

When I worked at our local hospital, I had a wonderful nurse friend, Nurse Nancy, who lived on the Pamlico River. Whenever we had a hurricane, she came to stay with me – and she made her fabulous chili. There was a secret ingredient – Tequila. Best Hurricane Chili This comforting chili seems to please… Click to read about how this chili recipe came to be

Hook Hand – A Different Kind of Brewery & Pub

Hook Hand is an unusual name for a brewery or pub. The name Hook Hand is in reference to East Carolina University and their mascot – a pirate – and some pirates have Hooks for Hands.  Well, that is what Jeremy, the owner told me. I must mention that not all the folks in this… Click to learn about this interesting Watering Hole

Plum Jelly Recipe – Tasty, Tart, and Pretty

Tasty, Tart, and Pretty Plum Jelly is perfect for your breakfast table. Whether enjoyed on a lazy Sunday morning or as an accompaniment to a sophisticated afternoon tea, this plum jelly is a true culinary delight. Growing up, we had a beautiful red plum tree.  And Plum Jelly is my absolute favorite jelly. Experience the… Read more

All Good Southern Cooks Have a Sweet Pickle Relish Recipe We don’t buy the relish, we make it ourselves from old family recipes. Each family has its own recipe; some add peppers and onions. I like the simple one.  Often we just chop up last year’s sweet cucumber pickles. Sweet Pickle Relish is a main… You just can’t make southern chicken salad without Sweet Pickle Relish. This recipe is the best!

Big Mill Bed & Breakfast is now accepting payment in cryptocurrency for all services offered It is not so easy to teach an old dog new tricks – but maybe you can. We studied cryptocurrency and we are ready! You can now pay your bill at Big Mill B&B with Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies. Cryptocurrency… To read about Cryptocurrecy at Big Mill B&B click here.

Every farm and definitely every farm girl needs an old red truck. Somebody must agree because photos of old red trucks are everywhere – on fancy dishes, Christmas decorations, everywhere you look. One Christmas I parked my Old Red Truck in front of the Pack House and decorated it with a Christmas tree and wreath… Click here to see all olf Old Red Truck’s portraits

Extended Stay Lodging Eastern NC – Home Away from Home

Nurses, doctors and folks doing Locum Tenens work who need lodging in eastern North Carolina for short and long-term stays will find Big Mill B&B rooms, suites and apartments the perfect Home Away from Home. We offer special long-term rates and and most reservations qualify for tax-free stays. Rates range from $250 to $400 week… Click to find out more about Big Mill Extended Stay

Effie’s Switch House French Dressing

Aunt Effie’s Switch-House Salad Dressing (Miss Effie’s Dressing) My Aunt Effie ran an after-hours place called The Switch, so named because it was beside the “switch” for the railroad tracks. It was a popular spot for night owls, tobacco buyers and peanut graders who were in town during the harvest season. Teeney cooked the best… Click to get Recipe for Effie’s Dressing